been working on the large torso

havent started her arms and hands yet – but have been working on her face because from certain angles it really, really bugged me….

starting to like her quite a bit. need to work on her neck, it looks very awkward, and fix the base because she is getting top heavy. need to think more about how her lower torso/hips will be – i’m starting to lean more towards the full functional hip base with partial hip balls… but i don’t know if that will be hard to make stable…
paperclay torso and head

paperclay torso and head

paperclay torso and head

paperclay torso and head

paperclay torso and head

its interesting – i think that i need to curve in (make more concave before curving out to the ball of the rest of the skull) the section of her skull just above each eyebrow ridge — from full in front, it looks heavy there and masculine. I love “patrician” noses, but they make it more difficult for the face to read as feminine, and you have to pay more attention to all the little details.

I ordered a piece of tibetan lambskin for her wig from Susan Doyon at mohairwig.com and draped it over her head — and it changes the way she looks too…

back to paperclay

finally got a little sculpting time and worked a little more on the guy, and started a large jointed torso – will eventually have jointed arms and jointed hands.
I think.

her jaw is really wrong. sigh. will have to go dig the skull out of the workroom and see what i’m doing wrong.

paperclay man

paperclay man

his weight, by the way, is on his left foot – which is pretty much centered under the center of gravity of his upper torso (hard to see in my kilter’d pics… he stands alone – but i may have to do some adding and subtracting to his right arm and left hip to keep it that way…. and his right leg is a bit tighter in to his body than it should have been. I always have to wonder how in the world stone sculptors deal when they notice theyve got something just a little wrong…. good thing i work in much more forgiving medium…

you know – one good thing about pictures, they really help you see what needs to change – his left foot really needs to be re-worked.

paperclay man

and to give a little perspective on size – here she is with the 7 1/2″ catgirl…

paperclay man

its interesting – her face looks ok in the pictures, but wrong in person — while the man looks much better in person than in the pictures. I thought i would be happy to have a chance to sculpt big again – but her head is driving me nuts!

oh well, the hands will be fun to do though…. I wonder if she should really have the full hip portion with half balls in the hip sockets to keep her stable and upright…. going to have to think about that….